Carotid physiology, neck restraints in law enforcement

December 28, 2020

What The Viewpoint Says: This Viewpoint reviews the potential neurologic consequences of any restriction of blood flow or oxygen to the brain and calls for an examination of the safety and appropriateness of the use of neck restraints by law enforcement.

Authors: Altaf Saadi, M.D., M.Sc., of Mass General Brigham, Harvard Medical School in Boston, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.4669)

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